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Wallace musicians join All-State Chorus PDF Print E-mail

Two Wallace music students and one alternate were selected to sing in the All-State chorus sponsored by the Nebraska Music Educators Association.

John Paul Lempke, a sophomore, tenor 2, and Lane Swedberg, a junior, bass 2, were chosen among over 2000 of the best high school musicians in the state who auditioned for a part.

Senior Tarassa Swedberg, was chosen as alternate alto 1.

Guest conductor for the group was Elena Sharkova, artistic director of the Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale, San Jose, Calif. Sharkova was born and raised in Russia and came to the United States in 1993 to develop her musical talent.

The chorus rehearsed Wednesday-Friday, Nov. 18-20 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus. A final public concert was held Friday at the Lied Center for Performing Arts on the university campus.